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Minnesota state House incumbents do well in primaries
Radinovich wins DFL primary for 8th Congressional District in one nation's hottest House races
Benson voters approve $26 million school bond
Turnout for Minnesota primary election highest in 24 years
Chippewa County chooses sheriff, attorney candidates, Lac qui Parle County voters narrow field for sheriff
Polanco, Sano lead slumping Twins to win over Pirates
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Barr, out with undisclosed injury, says he wants to play for Vikings
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July 23, 2018
Mesabi Metallics missed deadline to purchase mineral leases, court says
WILMINGTON, Del.—A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Monday, July 23, that Glacier Park Iron Ore Properties had the right to sell its mineral rights at the Mesabi Metallics Nashwauk mine to Cleveland-Cliffs. Last year, Glacier Park sold the mineral leases to Cleveland-Cliffs after...
July 23, 2018 - 10:32pm
July 22, 2018
Timber, taconite and more: Iron Range cities diversify business as unemployment plunges
HIBBING, Minn. — Iron Range communities are experiencing record-low unemployment. That shouldn't be surprising. The desirability of taconite...
July 22, 2018 - 4:22pm
July 16, 2018
ERP Iron Ore could lose Minnesota mineral leases
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.—A day after earning back mineral leases for one of his proposed mining operations, Tom Clarke learned he could be losing the mineral leases for his other mining company. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sent a notice of termination on Thursday,...
July 16, 2018 - 7:11pm
July 6, 2018
Minnesota a trade war battlefield
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is a battlefield in a war pitting the United States against trading partners. President Donald Trump on Friday, July 6, tacked 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion of goods China sells in the United States. Trump says the tariffs eventually may cover up to $550...
July 6, 2018 - 3:31pm
June 17, 2018
Deputy receives top honor in Gilbert shooting
GILBERT, Minn. — It started as a fairly routine call for St. Louis County sheriff's deputy Derrick Duetsch on Dec. 22. A Gilbert police...
June 17, 2018 - 5:05pm
June 11, 2018
Autobiography relates life of Duluth's Grant Merritt: Environmental pioneer helped lead charge to stop dumping mine waste in Lake Superior
DULUTH — The 1970s was a heady time for environmentalists in Minnesota and across the country. After decades of industrial exploitation...
June 11, 2018 - 6:00am
May 3, 2018
Support builds for Stauber: Some on Iron Range favor Republican nominee in 8th District
DULUTH — It was almost seen as novelty in 2016 when an Iron Range mayor endorsed a Republican for the 8th Congressional District seat that...
May 3, 2018 - 7:50pm
Northern Minnesota man to stand trial in baby's death following house fire
DULUTH, Minn.—A Hibbing man who left his infant nephew home alone can face trial on manslaughter charges in the boy's fire death, a judge...
May 3, 2018 - 6:40pm
April 29, 2018
District 8 independent candidate champions the ‘disenfranchised'
BRAINERD, Minn.—Long-term stewardship—especially in terms of environmental issues—shapes much of Ray "Skip" Sandman's platform,...
April 29, 2018 - 6:17am
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, March 28, said it has filed a response defending its proposed wild rice...
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
March 27, 2018
PolyMet mine will cost $1 billion: Profit margin down 20 percent from 2012 projections
DULUTH—The proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes will cost nearly $1 billion to build if it's permitted, but will earn a $173 million annual profit for 20 years for the company after taxes and other expenses. That was the report Tuesday, March 27, as the company...
March 27, 2018 - 6:20pm
March 8, 2018
New wild rice protection begins move through Legislature
ST. PAUL — A long-standing method of protecting wild rice from toxic water, which has not been enforced, may be on its way out for a new...
March 8, 2018 - 3:37pm
March 1, 2018
Poll shows growing opposition to mine near Boundary Waters
DULUTH — A new statewide opinion poll appears to show growing opposition to copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. In the poll, paid for by opponents to copper mining, 70 percent of 800 Minnesota voters said they opposed allowing a copper mine near the...
March 1, 2018 - 8:09pm
Metsa joins 4 others in search of 8th District DFL endorsement
DULUTH—It wasn't the only factor, but "a nudge" from the congressman Jason Metsa will vie to replace helped him decide to run for the 8th...
March 1, 2018 - 5:09pm
February 28, 2018
CEO of Chilean parent company of Twin Metals discusses project with local stakeholders
MINNEAPOLIS — In a conference room on the second floor of the Hilton Minneapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Iván Arriagada, the CEO of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, sat down with some of the most powerful figures northeastern Minnesota and the Iron Range.
February 28, 2018 - 7:44pm